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SSD/HDD Setup - Where should I install my OS?

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April 1, 2013 9:59:38 AM

I'm building my new PC shortly and I bought a 1TB HDD and a 250GB SSD which I plan to use together in my system. My motherboard supports Intel Smart Response Technology, though I don't entirely understand how it works or if that factors into which drive I should install my OS on. Any tips?

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April 1, 2013 10:03:33 AM

With a 250gigabyte drive.

Just install Windows and your most used programs to the SSD and use the hard drive for personal files(documents/desktop/ect). You have no need for SRT unless you have a smaller SSD(under 128gigabytes or so).

Windows has a built in way to move may "users" folders to another drive or even network location.
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April 1, 2013 10:04:58 AM

Install OS and some programs you use a lot on the SSD anything else goes to the HDD. Intel Smart Response Technology (Intel SRT) is a technology that allows your SSD (usually 20-60GB) "cache" your HDD. This will "boost" your HDD's speed and theoretically it should perform like an SSD.
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April 1, 2013 10:05:04 AM

well you want to install your OS on the SSD with your favorite games/programs you will be using frequently. Downlaods and less frequently software put on the physical drive